Crossfit, yoga classes, boot camps, healthy lunch deliveries, cold-pressed juices.. They are all the buzz now. Awareness of the importance of health has definitely grown of late and staying fit definitely made it to everyone’s New Year resolution list this year. People are constantly searching for healthier alternatives and healthier food options. So the big question is, what are really healthy foods and what seemed “healthy”?
Breaking bad habits: Eliminating Refined Foods
Much of what we consume today is processed, unnatural and even toxic to the human body. Despite more knowledge on how to eat better, we still struggle to control our eating habits. Letting go of certain ‘foods’ becomes a hard fought battle, as our desire for them is intensified. Your taste buds have been so exposed and accustomed to the chemicals in the ‘foods’ we consume today.
The Fast Food industry is one of the biggest industries and for a good reason; they sell highly addictive foods that keeps consumers coming back for more. It is best to keep away from these unhealthy ‘foods’ that were never designed for the human body. So, let’s take a look at one of the three highly used condiments within the fast food industry (for this article we’ll be focusing mostly on refined salt).
Eating clean during festivities is tough and a true test of self-control! We believe we can speak for most people, and we’re sure many of you identified with that during the recent Raya break (for all the Malaysians). If you’ve done well last week, good on you! For those of you who fell off the healthy eating bandwagon, don’t sweat over it! It was good fun, and you’ve enjoyed the company of friends and families. That’s one of life’s greatest treasures!
For the size of the little seeds they sure do pack a massive nutrient dense punch. The humble chia seed comes from the Salvia Hispanica plant of superfood oasis central and south america. Chia like Quinoa was pre columbian staple and although the use of chia has been documented for centuries when the Spanish arrived in 1946 there was a huge reduction in cultivation. Until recent years where it seems to be everywhere! And rightfully so!
Superfood is defined as “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being” according to the English Oxford Dictionary. They are known to be “ultra-healthy” food. They contain high dosage of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and phyto-nutrients, which contribute greatly to health – increased energy, improve cholesterol and blood pressure, fights diseases, and many more. They are basically superior to other foods.
The list of superfood is aplenty. We know not all of them are easily attainable or easily prepared to be consumed regularly. Here are easy and simple ways you can include superfoods into your daily meals. Read on to find out what are their benefits and how you can eat and use them so conveniently!